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Restaurant and More Convenient Lunch Meals Are Returning After A Pandemic Induced Hiatus
Before the pandemic, grabbing lunch from a restaurant or prepared foods from a grocery store was frequent because consumers were at work, school, or out and about. Restaurant lunch visits experienced steep declines early in the pandemic when 78% of lunches were prepared and eaten at home, but with more consumers returning to worksites, schools, and regular midday routines, restaurant and other convenient lunches are recovering, reports The NPD Group.
Online and physical restaurant visits during lunch increased by 4% in the year ending September 2021...